School children have their voices heard

Southampton school children made sure their voices were heard when they joined a choir of thousands. The youngsters from Hightown Primary School, part of the Hinkler Academies Trust, helped to fill the huge O2 arena in London with the sound of young voices. They were participating in the annual Young Voices extravaganza, which attracts thousands of school children every year. … Read More

Developing the country’s future workforce

Youngsters from one Southampton primary school were given an insight into the world of work when they spent the day with a top construction firm. The Year 5 and 6 pupils from Kanes Hill Primary, part of the Hinkler Academies Trust, were given a tour of Balfour Beatty’s city depot. And that wasn’t all. As part of the event, organised … Read More

Learning in the great outdoors

Youngsters from a Southampton primary school are taking part in a month-long project to enrich their learning in the great outdoors. Every Friday, the eight and nine year-olds from Hightown Primary School are attending a special ‘forest school’ in Bishopstoke where all their learning occurs outside. Run by the organisation Youth Options, the Year 4 pupils are engaging in a … Read More

Saving lives in a Heartbeatz

Children from a Southampton primary school received a powerful lesson in how to save lives thanks to an innovative new scheme. The youngsters at Kanes Hill Primary in Thornhill spent the day with the doctors and musicians behind the new charity called HeartBeatz UK. This Hampshire-based organisation combines the medical expertise of doctors and nurses from local hospitals with the … Read More

Sail away from the classroom

Children from a Southampton primary school set sail from the classroom to enjoy a shore-side geography lesson. As part of their topic ‘Exploring Southampton,’ Year 6 children from Hightown Primary School spent the day at the city’s famous Boat Show. From mingling with exhibitors to enjoying the top deck of a multi-million pound super yacht, the youngsters rode on a … Read More

The green’s a stage for young Shakespearean players

Children from two Southampton primary schools made a sonnet and dance about Shakespeare in an outdoor performance of Hamlet. The youngsters of Kanes Hill and Hightown primary schools performed this most famous of plays on Hinkler Green to a packed audience. And thankfully the weather was very kind so there was no question of ‘to be or not to be.’ … Read More

Children get set go for sports roadshow

Hundreds of Southampton primary school children were challenged to test run a range of games and activities during a special sports roadshow. From fencing to dancing, the youngsters at Hightown Primary were treated to a day of activities hosted by Southampton Solent University’s School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences. The university brought its sports roadshow and expert coaches to … Read More